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now. >>> pop tea, thanks very much. happening now, president obama talks about immigration reform and draws a line in the sand for congress to take quick action. >>> also, her final days on the job as secretary of state. hillary gives an exit interview to cnn. >>> a huge steroid scandal explodes, including big names like alex rodriguez. now the league is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today.
obviously yesterday talking about immigration reform. >> obama: now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> stephanie: one of our dearest union friends united food and commercial worker's union, i've had the honor of speaking to them many times joe hansen joins us now. >> good morning, stephanie. >> stephanie: good to talk to you again. i loved a lot of what the president had to say yesterday. talk to us about union's role in all of this. >> well, union's role, it goes back a long time. we've always been active in the issue. there was a real switch in 2000 in the afl-cio and they changed completely the way they -- we talked about immigrants and realized that immigrants have a place in our society. and that we ought to help them get a decent place in that society. so it has been -- the number of efforts along the way, there was an immigrant freedom ride that we did and in my union the ufcw, we've had immigrants in meat packing and poultry plants and retail establishments for years. it has been a l
on immigration. obama sort of raising them just a little bit by saying okay, we can do immigration reform and we'll include the lgbt community into it. now what are they going to do? how are republicans going to handle that? >> it is details they'll have to work out. this gang of eight -- we know that republicans did not want to include the lgbt component to it. it is going to be -- there's going to be parts both sides don't like. they're going to have to work it out. hopefully you're going to see the lgbt amendment stay in it. with doma, of course, potentially being struck down by the supreme court, this is an issue that may resolve itself. >> bill: think progress is also reporting that there is a republican congressman mo brooks from alabama who has offered up a constitutional amendment which says that if the president fails to balance the budget he will be -- he or she will be impeached. >> yes get out. of course, the ryan budget didn't balance for 30 years. he's going to unveil, more radical budget in ten years. so he can be president i guess. yeah, i mean look, republicans are going to cont
they have in custody and why they may be to blame. >>> during the 2012 presidential campaign president obama said he would make immigration reform. a top priority in the second term. and today, he will make the introductory arguments to america. he will make the remark during a speech in vegas a day after a bipartisan group of lawmakers to present their plan an path to citizenship more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. the lawmakers agree it's a long road ahead but it's time to initiate needed change. >> we have been too content fortoo long to allow individuals to mow our lawns, serve our food, clean our homes and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> this will be the year congress finally gets it done. >> the bipartisan plan creates a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants after the borders are deemed secure. there would be an increase in drones border agents and surveillance equipment and undocumented workers could only stay after passing a background check paying fines and paying all back taxes. >>> a n
in the immigration reform either. no president obama stirred up a little dust up here with what he said about football. he gave an interview the other day to the new republic. the new republic by the way is under new ownership, ironed franklin forr back and they got a one on one interview with president obama, actually, it was two on one, two of their guys with president obama in the oval office and among other things, they asked him about the nfl and the violence in professional football and college football, and was he concerned about that. you know, the president is a huge sports fan. he is a huge football fan and he told the new republic, quote, i am a big football fan, but i have to tell you, if i had a son, i would have to think long and hard before i let him plays football. he continued, and i think those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to reduce some of the violence. well, if i had a son, he said i would have to think long and hard about letting him play football. that stirred up
. >>> the other big story, president obama delivered his plan for immigration reform unveiling the plan for dealing with the 11 million illegal immigrants in the u.s. and creating their path to citizenship. tom fitzgerald is in the newsroom. the president's plan closely mirrors the same proposal the des and republicans put out yesterday. >> reporter: you're rate about that -- right about, that shawn. there were whole secs of the president's speech that sounded identical to what we heard from a group of republican senators, that is they spoke at the captioning provided by a grant -- capital yesterday. the president travelled to las vegas, nevada, declaring it's long past time for america to fi and that it's a fact 11 million undocumented illegals are here and breaking united states laws. he said the united states needs to deal realistically with a population and a workforce and he citizen operating inhe shadows of society for far too log. the president's plan would set up a way for illegal immigrants to obtain citizenship and also cracks down, he said, on businesses that hire illegals an
obama turning upped pressure on congress over immigration reform. during a speech yesterday, he told the crowd the time is now. and he said if congress doesn't act in a timely fashion, he will put up his own legislation for a vote. brianna keilar explains what's different about the president's plan. >> let me start off by thanking everybody at del sol high school for hosting us. >> reporter: they chose this nevada high school with the majority latino student body to roll out the details of what mr. obama calls the number one legislative priority of his second term. >> the time has come for comprehensive immigration reform. >> reporter: just 24 hours after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their outline of imgragts reform bill, the president delivered a warning. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will accepted up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> reporter: mr. obama's plan includes a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s., requiring applicants undergo bac
revised 66 in the month of december. david: president obama unveiling his own proposal for immigration reform during today's visit to las vegas. liz: what could this mean for millions, some 11 million undocumented people? peter barnes arias from the white house with more details. >> reporter: well, like that a bipartisan centers to five senators who announced their planned, the president wants to create a path the citizenship of the 11 million accurate aliens currently living in the country, allowing him to stay here and work here illegally while they wait for green cards and eventual citizenship. similar to the bipartisan senate plan yesterday, the president require the ghosts of register for provisionally rose status. and it would get the back of the line for the citizenship process he also wants to beef up border security, improve the employee verification system with a five-year phase-in, and he wants to streamline the illegal immigration system which is got big backlogs. for example, warning green cars to foreign students to earn advanced degrees here in the united states and scie
think the plans are finally aligned to do something about immigration reform. president obama taking the lead of course, talking about it in his inaugural address. you know he is going to talk about it in the state of the union as well. and then the gang of eight on the -- in the united states senate, four republicans and four democrats coming forward with their outline of the legislation that they are going to introduce, which including all of the essential elements includes doing something about clamping down -- i'm sorry -- clamping down on employer who hire undocumented workers, more security at the border, and offers a path to citizenship for the 11 million people who have put down roots in this community. they are here. they have been here a long time. right now they are law-abiding citizens. they are paying taxes. they have got their families. they have got their homes. kids in school. kids in the military. they have got their jobs. they have got everything accept being american citizens. yesterday at a little forum here in washington, d.c. sponsored by "
a favorable view of president obama's gun reform proposal. and while the gun lobby has come out against the president's entire plan, the numbers are pretty stark. 53% are favorable, 41% unfavorable. more interesting as you go into the poll, the favorables are much more intense than the unfavorables. which means that we've heard, for some time, richard wolffe, that, you know, the gun owners are so intense, and they're the ones that are going to always make phone calls and the ones that are going to always be engaged. and in this poll, and i'm sure we're going to see it in other polls, a majority of americans are more intense about passing some sane gun regulation than are those small groups of people that are going to fight the political death over assault weapons and being able to have high-capacity magazines. >> and a couple of things. first of all, if you break down the individual proposal, the support is even higher, right? universal background checks, you get way higher than 50%. and those numbers really reflect the president's own favorability right now. the other part of it is tha
's gun control or climate change tom harkin said without filibuster reform, president obama might just as well take the next four years off, go on vacation, this was the time at the beginning of each session they can change the rules. all they need are 51 votes. democrats have 55 votes. they have all of the votes they need to change the filibuster to get rid of it or to change it. several senators, jeff merkley from or gone but also tom eudall. we talked to all of them about the need to reform the filibuster. tom harkin from iowa has been at it a long time tammy baldwin, newly elected from wisconsin joined the crew. tom dashel former majority leader yesterday here on our program told us that at least the very least they had to do was make it for real so if the senator, he or she had said they were going to filibuster they had to come to the floor and talk, talk, talk talk talk as long as they can, give it the old strom thurman or mr. smith goes to washington routine. en stead, it was a announced yesterday, harry reid and mitch mccombed came to an agreeme
the world. >>> president obama also on the road today to embrace a newly unveiled plan to reform immigration laws. the proposal would give millions of undocumented workers a chance to stay in the united states legally, but just as notably it has the backing of both republicans and democrats at least for now. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us live. is the senate proposal everything the president wanted? >> reporter: i'm sure it's not exactly everything he would want, carol, that if you were able to write his own bill that it would be exactly identical to this but that doesn't mean that it isn't palatable and the white house right now is welcoming the fact this bipartisan proposal is out there, if not endorsing it because they aren't at this point. the hottest button issue traditionally when dealing with immigration reform is how do you deal with the undocumented immigrants who are already in the country, millions of them, and so when you think about it, it wouldn't be surprising that any sort of proposal that deals with this, that has the sign-on of some republicans that it mi
down here in washington. a lovely sight for those of us who like snow. i do. president obama begins the push for immigration reform in las vegas next week. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. the other top stories in "the situation room," what's the latest, lisa? >> aids to the president said they will sketch out his plans and improving border security in cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers. the most controversial part of the plan is creating a passion way to citizenship for illegal immigrants. he is expected to get more specifics in the state of the union address. a cia officer will spend 30 months in proven for revealing the identity of an agent. his own attorney admitted he was thoughtless in leaking the administration. that was betraying a solemn trust. mitt romney is in washington for the first time since last month's lunch. he and his wife are expected to attend the dinner by power brokers and business elite. president obama was at the dinner in 2009 and last year, but not clear if the president will be there tomorrow. he will receive the ipod award on may
-partisan historic it looks like bi-partisan agreement ol immigration reform making that perhaps the first big issue that will see some action even before gun control out of the congress this year. president obama's also going to be talking about that tomorrow. and on the international scene, very, very incredibly trallingtic news out of brazil where a blaze in a nightclub down there eerily reminiscent of the nightclub fire up in rhode island. what was that? just south of providence road eye island that was caused by pyrotechnics, fireworks inside of a building that the band had set off. the same thing happened in this not club in brazil. about 230 lost their lives the latest report on that. a whole lot more. we are coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station on siriusx xm this hour only and on current tv. good to have you with us. we invite you to join the conversation any time either by phone, 866-55-press, or on twitter. follow us on getter and talk to us on twitter @bpshow or at facebook.com/billpress facebook.com/billpressshow, whatever
will support women in combat. president obama setting a time line for immigration reform. saying he would like to get it done by the summer. he emphasizes his administration has already done more on border security in the past four years than the 20 prior. and it should not stand in the way of creating a clear path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people living in the united states. we'll be back with more steph after the break. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: oh, every day is a wond
entitlement e reforms. the trouble is none of that's on the table. james, i will take spending cuts when i can get them. >> exactly, larry. >> go ahead, james. >> that's why republicans learned to love the sequester. president obama is giving them a menu of bad options. this is the one modest step, baby step toward reform, toward fiscal sanity that tells private markets maybe there is hope that the government will pull back. maybe if you want to think optimistically you make the case for tax reform, regulatory reform to get the growth up. tax reform to the president means more money for the government. you take spending reforms where you can get it. >> let me make this simple. i consider much of what's been said so far to be ideological. you said there would be no math on this but c plus i plus g. we all believe that. in an economy that has -- >> wait a minute. >> in an economy with an output gap. >> hang on. >> if you cut government spending we will shrink. >> consumption plus investment is 3.4% at an annual rate. >> great. >> it did fine. it was the g. you had one-off trade deficit issues an
house plan. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has details. >> president obama headed west tuesday looking for cooperation and common ground on immigration. in las vegas, the president threw his support between a new bipartisan senate effort to reform immigration and provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million people already here illegally. >> we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. >> mirroring the bipartisan senate proposal the president's plan creates a system for letting illegal immigrants earn citizenship, cracks down on businesses that hire illegals and heightens border security. >> we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a path way to citizenship. >> in hyattsville, maryland, immigration supporters gathered to watch the president's speech. inhale what had they called a realistic solution to a problem that has been long ignored. >>
. john mccain said on sunday we have to do something about the latino vote. president obama won 71% in the election a few months ago. he said today, the president is to unveil his own plan for immigration reform and will do that in las vegas. in nevada, a state where hispanicses makes.27% of the population, comes a day after a bipartisan group of eight senators reached a compromise how to move forward with comprehensive immigration reform. included in that bill, a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers currently in this country. >> other bipartisan groups and senators have stood in the same spot before trumpeting similar proposals, but we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk opposing immigration reform than supporting it. >> the what's going on now is unacceptable. in reality, what's been created is a de facto amnesty. we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and e
. >>> to hour headlines, presiden obama has mobilized a full-on media blitz to push for his vision of comprehensive immigration reform. yesterday the president went to nevada where the hispanic population is 20% to make his case for a bipartisan plan. >> the good news is, for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. at this moment, it looks like there's a genuine desire to get this done soon. and that's very encouraging. but this time action must follow. we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. we've been debating this a very long time. >> the president's speech stopped short of backing a plan outlined the day before by a bipartisan gang of eight, group of senators. the group which includes republican senator marco rubio has proposed a pathway to citizenship under the condition that more is done to secure the nation's borders. senator rubio yesterday did his best to sell conservative talk radio host rush limbaugh to the idea. >> border security, we need workplace enforcement, a visa trackin
. president obama traveling to las vegas today to unveil his plans for comprehensive immigration reform. democratic senator schumer, and others worked for the republicans and democrats worked to carve out a brood set of principles. the second prong would be changing our immigration system so as so improve our economy. and the fourth part of the plan would be setting up is better system for the workers. >> to create a system to bring them forward. allow them to settle their debt to society. >> the expected to praise the blueprint but advocate a faster path to citizenship for undocumented workers and students. the president is expected to include a call for treating same-sex couples with one immigrant partner just the same as we would a married heterosexual couple. which mean gay and lesbian u.s. citizens would have the same right to apply for citizenship. we're back after the break with more steph. stay with us. ♪ hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is go
area to new orleans. >>> 7:35. president obama says now is the time to fix the nation's broken immigration laws. >> i believe we are finally at a moment where conference of immigration reform is within our grasp. but i promise you this -- the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is gonna be coming. >> now, yesterday, in las vegas, the president praised the bipartisan group of senators. the president's reform plan is similar to that one but it has a more direct path to citizenship. >>> next week, the state department will hold a welcoming ceremony for john kerry. confirmed yesterday by the senate as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3 with kerry voting present. he could be sworn in as early as friday but no official date has been set. in the meantime, new word this morning that the governor of massachusetts has selected his former chief of staff, william cowen, to temporarily fill john kerry's seat. >>> and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton does not see herself getting back into politics. she says she will focus on public service, speaking and writi
to convince the country to change course. we have to reform entitlements. and ultimately we have to revisit the health care law. clearly president obama does not want to give us that chance. he wants his last two years to look just like his first year of presidency. he wants to perpetuate progressive government for at least a generation. why? because he thinks that is the right thing to do. to do that he needs to de- legitimize the republican party and house republicans in particular. he will try to divide us with bogus deals. he will try to get us to fight with each other, to question each other's motives so we do not challenge him. if we play into his hands we will betray the voters we said -- we will betray the voters who supported us and the country we need to serve. we cannot let that happen. we have to be spared. we have to be smart. we have to show prudence. what do i mean when i say that? prudence is part in government. abraham lincoln called it one of the cardinal issues. we have to find the good in every situation and choose the best means to achieve it. we have to make decisions
is irresponsible behavior threatens the u.s. economy. in his weekly radio an internet address, obama appraises mary jo white and richard portray. the pair have been appointed to head the securities and exchange commission and a consumer financial protection york. the president says that white will help reform wall street, while corn drake will be a champion for american consumers. >> meanwhile, and the republican address, south dakota senator john ashton says that the senate must pass a budget that addresses out of control spending to startstave off a another credit rating downgrade. >> let's take a live look outside at the san mateo bridge. your temperatures are not to chilly we are at 46 degrees in santa rosa. there is low 50's in richmond and vallejo. it is 50 degrees right now in fairfield. most of the moisture will not push into our area. we will track it for you. drop the week can most of us will stanything thate light. it will not be a wash out. the system will be affected us by the court down perry e thol down. mid-50sn leandro as well as for downtown san francisco. the north bay will have
people would have said they wanted done, like pass some big free trade agreements. reform the past, try to streamline visas -- >> columbia and -- >> but they weren't going to pass. it was obama who breaks the logjam on those trade agreement and passes korea, colombia, panama. i think we can go through a list of a bunch of significant pro-growth, pro-business, pro-market things that the administration did that i think will contribute, and i would put patent reform in there and i would put reforming the visa system to reduce where people come in to visit the u.s., that's a big deal. and if we got some more high skill immigration i think that would help. >> so the next four years, the obama administration will not be a hynde rans to private sector growth getting back to 3% or 4%? >> i don't think -- i think -- >> you think -- >> i think it's a help. >> trying to get in to growth rate. >> -- from the financial crisis? >> i think a lot of this. the fact that normally housing is about a third of an expansion, it's a very cyclical sector. we got way overbuilt. we had 6 million vacant homes. so
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